The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for ISTQB qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

International Software Testing Qualification Board (ISTQB)
UK / Wales
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 76 89
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13  
Permanent jobs citing ISTQB 8 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.80% 1.53% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 6.08% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 15
Median salary £27,500 £32,250 £30,842
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.72% +4.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £29,550 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,250 £40,675
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - -6.25%  

ISTQB is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 255 329 431
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.55% 25.11% 30.76%
Number of salaries quoted 204 279 361
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,747 £21,325 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,450 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

ISTQB
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing ISTQB as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wales.

Salary trend for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing ISTQB in Wales over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Salary histogram for ISTQB in Wales

ISTQB
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing ISTQB within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +6 4 £37,000 +15.62%
West Wales -17 3 £27,500 -9.83%
North Wales - 1 - -
ISTQB
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT jobs citing ISTQB also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for ISTQB.

1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
3 13 (39.39%) SoapUI
4 11 (33.33%) ISEB
5 10 (30.30%) Selenium
5 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
6 9 (27.27%) Ranorex
6 9 (27.27%) LoadUI
6 9 (27.27%) Atlassian
6 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
6 9 (27.27%) SQL
6 9 (27.27%) JMeter
7 8 (24.24%) Finance
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
7 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
8 7 (21.21%) Degree
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (18.18%) SOAP
9 6 (18.18%) Service Management
9 6 (18.18%) ITSM
9 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
9 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
9 6 (18.18%) QA
9 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
9 6 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
10 5 (15.15%) Software Delivery
10 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (15.15%) System Testing

ISTQB
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.03%) JCAPS
1 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.03%) Sage 200
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (39.39%) SoapUI
2 10 (30.30%) Selenium
3 9 (27.27%) JMeter
3 9 (27.27%) LoadRunner
3 9 (27.27%) LoadUI
3 9 (27.27%) Ranorex
4 1 (3.03%) Bugzilla
4 1 (3.03%) JIRA
4 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (3.03%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Analyst
1 13 (39.39%) Test Analyst
2 9 (27.27%) Test Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Software Tester
4 3 (9.09%) SQL Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Test Leader
4 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Test Strategy Manager
4 3 (9.09%) Tester
5 2 (6.06%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Team Leader
5 2 (6.06%) Trainee
5 2 (6.06%) Trainee Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Trainee Test Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) SOAP
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.03%) XML
2 1 (3.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (51.52%) Test Automation
3 10 (30.30%) Test Strategy
4 8 (24.24%) ITIL
4 8 (24.24%) Test Scripting
4 8 (24.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (24.24%) Waterfall
5 6 (18.18%) Defect Tracking
5 6 (18.18%) Functional Testing
5 6 (18.18%) Incident Management
5 6 (18.18%) ITSM
5 6 (18.18%) Service Management
5 6 (18.18%) Software Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Migration
6 5 (15.15%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Software Delivery
6 5 (15.15%) System Testing
6 5 (15.15%) Validation
7 4 (12.12%) SDLC
7 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) ISEB
2 7 (21.21%) Degree
2 7 (21.21%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (12.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Atlassian
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (3.03%) Fiorano
3 1 (3.03%) IBM
3 1 (3.03%) InterSystems
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.03%) Sage
3 1 (3.03%) VMware